The Association of Commercial Television in Europe has launched what it is describing as its ACT’s Blueprint for media policy 2019-2024.
The document, marking 30 years since the organization was founded comes ahead of the new political cycle for the European Commission with a new set of commissioners appointed.
It calls for a “Robust Media Policy” that delivers an industrial vision that is both ambitious and joined up. The ACT also wants a competition framework that allows the 28 broadcasters it represents to compete.
Guillaume de Posch, ACT President, said: “I am delighted that after 30 years ACT continues to lead the way on media policy. This forward-looking Blueprint will set the tone for the next five years. Europe has a big challenge, and many opportunities, ahead. The principles set out in the Blueprint are there to guide European decision-makers to a successful, vibrant and diverse media ecosystem. ACT and its membership looks forward to engage on these critical topics”.
There’s a call for “reliable rights and commercial freedoms” and for more to be done to tackle piracy and protect content.